This is the second sound experiment recording that Eric and I produced, released under the kind of lame alias à¸¦MS. The Material Action project didn't really start until Eric got his hands on an EDP Wasp.
In making the sounds here, mostly abstract noise with lots of samples, we utilized the same long-form delay process as with Totemic Abyss, but got... even more experimental, I guess, grabbing every random VHS tape we could find, shoving them into a VCR and running the output through the MicroKorgs. Toward the end, with Force Me Open, Parts 1 and 2, we started running mp3 players into the synths, sampling out all kinds of stuff. I mostly tried to use the Freestyle Pop crossover hit single Catch Me I'm Falling by Pretty Poison as the primary basis for the tracks, but you can hear a lot of different music floating around and it's pretty ridiculous!
I then took the massive recording and edited the whole thing down into tracks. In the future, when working on new music we'd ransack this album occasionally for samples, too.
During the same session that these recordings took place, Eric and I also sat down with the synths and randomly started playing this thing that we decided to tack onto Videodrome when released. I'm playing strings while Eric has the other Korg set up to play arpeggios in sync'd harmonies, and I think he was also doing the bassline. We called it Italo Track, but we later re-visited it while making P.o.T., re-dubbing it Just A Memory.
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